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As you may have guessed, I am rather obsessed wildly obsessed with Jane Austen. Of course, you can’t have guessed that. 😉

My sister and I had the pleasure of attending our local Youth Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice – it was actually a birthday present from my parents. We took the camera, of course, and I thought I’d share some of the pictures with…you! 🙂

We had a riotously fun time, and we saw several people we did not expect to see – including the teacher of an online literature class that I took last summer, which was super amazing and wonderful to meet her Live and In Person, and we saw the director of the first and only play we’ve ever been in, who we haven’t seen in two years. She and Amanda Abbington are the two best actresses and most fun people I’ve ever heard of, but of course I haven’t met Amanda Abbington. 🙂 (And, of course, that doesn’t mean I endorse everything she’s been in/said/blah de blah. :-p)

Okay, getting off track here. The play was absolutely swellisimus and lovely, and the actors were not bad at all, which was a HUGE bonus. :-p

And the costumes were actually REGENCY!!! More Regency than the 2005 movie. 🙂

First things first. Jane Austen (yes, Virginia, they DID have a Jane Austen/narrator) was delightful.

Look at the PARASOL.

Look at the PARASOL.

Lizzy was soooo good. I’m not used to a blond, blue-eyed Lizzy, but this one made it totally work.

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She was amazing, people.

(And I apologize for the quality of some of these – I think you can click to enlarge in better quality.)

Jane was … okay. With Youth Theatre I kinda feel bad criticizing but I’m going give in to my feelings and criticize away. “In vain have I struggled; it will not do. My feelings are not to be repressed…” 😉

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Anyway, she was just a bit too stiff, and the British accent was too…American. But who’s complaining. She was sooo sweet and Jane-looking.

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The Bennet family. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet were delightful. Lydia looked about ten years old, though (she probably was, haha) and that was a bit strange. But everyone else was perfect.

And here… *drumroll*

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Darcy (on the right) and Bingley (on the left). Good actors, they were. Not a bit awkward with the accents or anything.

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Mr. Collins was SUPERB. He was so funny and the proposal was HILARRRIOUS. He kept on telling her, “But still…” It was brilliant. (Lizzy was sort of sitting on the side of the couch for this picture.)

This picture cracks me up, just saying.

This picture cracks me up, just saying.

Here’s Charlotte, impossibly engaged to Mr. Collins. 🙂

Ooh, and here’s the big baddie…

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Mr. Wickham was good, but he DIDN’T have an English accent. It was kind of weird, hearing all the Wickham lines in a completely American accent. Ha. But I didn’t really miss Rupert Freind’s ponytail, heehee.

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Lady Catherine de Bourgh (or Lady Catherine de StinkBug as she is sometimes nicknamed at our house…yeah, we get weird) was good too, perfect, really.

We didn’t get good pictures of the Bingley sisters, but they were p’raps the best. Perfectly snooty and very elegant. Not that those things always go together…

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AND THEY DANCED THEY REALLY DID DANCE MR. BEVRIDGE’S MAGGOT AND OTHER ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES WHICH WAS A WONDERFUL DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE. Cap’s on, everyone. 🙂

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Lizzy at Netherfield.

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Wickham sharing his Tale of Woe. :-p Sorry about the head in the way.

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Ha, this was a funny bit. Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins, the Epic Showdown. 😉 (And this cracks me up.:-))

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Proposal fail! BEEP BEEP BEEP. Try again next time. Heehee. It was soo good. A lot of talent on display here.

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The Letter.

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Wickham and Georgiana, acting out the letter.

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At Pemberley. The lady in the middle is Aunt Gardiner.

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The letter about Lydia. This scene was wonderfully done.

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Sorry, Wickham. Lizzy knows all. 🙂

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Squeal!!! The Other Proposal!! It was so well-done. The two of them are so sweet together.

And that’s it! I’m sorry – this is a rather rambling and disconnectedly squealy post. But Pride and Prejudice, y’know. 🙂 Have a lovely day!

Heehee, it looks like they're in a musicalllll.... :-)

Heehee, it looks like they’re in a musicalllll…. 🙂

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